Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Doctor Screws Up Operation....Then Drops Patient Off In Front Of Another Hospital

What happens when a doctor screws up and don't want to be held accountable? Dr. Tourah (aka Dr. Morad H. Akhondzadeh) can tell us!

Juana Magnaye, a 59-year-old woman, went to California Hospital medical Center in Los Angeles Ca. on April 13, 2007 for a routine gallbladder operation performed by Dr. Tourah. What she got was a far more complicated and life threatening ordeal.

It is one thing for a doctor to make a mistake without negligence, admit it, and attempt to fix it. That can happen to anyone. However, what happened to Juana Magnaye was sinister and negligent to say the least.

Read about it here

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Postal Service Going To Five-Day-A-Week Delivery

In August 2009, a research company conducted a survey in St. Louis for the U.S. Postal Service. It found that 68% of the 2,200 business and residential customers favored a five-day-a-week delivery. Over half of the small businesses said that Saturday delivery is not important.

I hope you agree, because it looks like no more mail on Saturday. Finish reading here.

Everything You Need To Know About Your Credit

It is a time of economic difficulty for many Americans. Job loss, wage cuts, hour cuts, and rising costs have resulted in many Americans falling behind on debts; meanwhile, others are trying to keep their heads above water with their credit. Coincidently, an estimated 45% of consumers don’t know their credit score and 32% have never even checked their credit report. Not understanding how credit works and how what you do effects it can really cost you big. With creditors picky than ever about handing out those car loans, mortgages, etc.., now is the time for Americans to get savvy about their credit standings- see here.

So, you want to know what is the difference between FICO, credit score, and credit report. You want to know about credit reporting agencies. You want to know how your score is determined. You want to know how your score can go bad...and how it can improve. You want to know where you can get your credit report and credit score and how often you should monitor it.

Well, I have got all that info in one easy to understand article, Everything You Need To Know About Your Credit Score.

Do You Know What The “Holodomor” is?

So, Do You Know What The “Holodomor” is?

A friend called me this evening and asked me an odd question, “what is Holodomor?” I explained what it was in short. She quickly thanked me and said she would have to call me back in a little while. I didn’t think much of it, but then my phone rang again with another friend that asked the identical question. Holodomor isn’t something that is widely known, much less talked about, in the Western world. In fact, I had many professors in college that denied it ever happened.

My second friend informed me that Glen Becks’ 3/29/10 program is what peaked her curiosity. I just watched the show for myself. I would like to commend Mr. Beck for his attention to the issue and the many other topics he discussed such as- Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

Now for those that have never heard of Holodomor, which means murder by hunger, finish reading about it here.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Electric Shock Used as Discipline for Special Needs Students

I am sickened to the core right now. I just read an article titled: "Electric Shock Used as Discipline for Special Needs Students" , by Jamie Myles . To say it disturbed me would be a gross understatement.

Jamie writes, "The Canton Massachusetts based Judge Rotenberg Educational Center uses electric shock administered in 2 second intervals as a means to discipline students."

On Wikipedia, I found that the Center is one of very few that makes extensive use aversives, like electric shock and withholding food, in its treatment and behavioral interventions.

Treatment? Huh, where I come from this is torture. As Jamie points out in her article, we don't shock inmates that have murdered, molested, and robbed....but, we are shocking one of the most vulnerable populations on earth....children with special needs.

Hey, what's next? When grandpa gets dementia and starts wandering the halls of the nursing home, refusing to eat, fighting care givers at bath time, etc... are we going to just shock him until he complies?

We get up in arms about terrorist being water-boarded, but what are we going to do when our vulnerable children are being tortured?

Please read Jamie Myles full article here-

Friday, March 26, 2010

Yes, Tom Hanks Is An Idiot

Yes, I said it; appearing meek and sweet, but Tom Hanks is an IDIOT!

Everyone has the right to their opinion; thanks to our forefathers, we even have the right to voice those thoughts without censorship. However, I think that with that freedom comes great responsibility. Words have consequences, and we have a responsibility to separate fact from fiction and opinion from reality.

That said, Tom Hanks is a blooming idiot. Read his remarks here

Al-Qaeda New Tactic -Use Boobies & Booties to Blow Stuff Up

Al-Qaeda New Tactic -Use Boobies & Booties to Blow Stuff Up

A few months ago I wrote a story about a teacher handing out porn to his students. Then, I recently wrote a story here about a 15-year-old child that was helped to get an abortion by her high school. The school put her in a taxi and sent her to planned parenthood, where she underwent a free abortion. Her parents were not informed that the girl was pregnant...much less sent to get an abortion...all during school hours.

While both of those stories were absolutely absurd to me, it really didn't shock me. People do stupid things under "good" pretenses all the time. However idiotic, indecent, and just plain morally wrong those involved in those incidences were, at least they can say they were not being malicious. They were doing those acts under the pretext of helping their students, not to hurt them.

Now, we get to a brand new news story. Al-Qaeda is now infamous for their brazen suicide bombing accomplishments and attempts. This behavior is also absurd to me, and just when I thought that I couldn't be shocked by what lengths these radical terrorists would go to blow up something, I am stunned. Unlike, the other stories, these terrorist are creating havoc for purely malicious reasons. Their entire being seems to surround creating hurt for others.

Just five ounces of PETN, an explosive, can bring down an airliner. We have all seen the news stories where Al-Qaeda terrorist strap this stuff to their body and try to blow everyone in radius up. America has took great lengths to make our airlines safe from these explosive devices. Now, female suicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants and male terrorist are having explosives inserted into their buttocks. And, apparently, this new technique evades all routine safety precautions we have in place.

Continue to read the story here

World’s First Special Needs Amusement Park Will Open In Texas

Morgan's Wonderland

On April 10, 2010, a new amusement park will open in San Antonio, Texas. But, this isn’t just any amusement park; this amusement park will cater to special needs children and their families. Morgan’s Wonderland will be the first of it’s kind. It will be the first theme park to be fully wheelchair accessible.

I have to admit that I was in tears as I looked at the Morgan’s Wonderland website. I have strived to bombard my handicapped daughter with activities that other children without special needs are blessed with. Last year, we were on vacation in Gatlinburg. I paid $130.00 to carry my daughter to Ripley’s Aquarium. That was a lot of money for a place so packed that my daughter was being trampled in her wheelchair and couldn’t even get up to the tanks to see anything. One museum that we visited had a separate paths for wheelchairs, but it bypassed 90% of the activities. When I carry my child to the zoo, the wooden fences are directly in her eye line and the activities do not have any adaptations that would allow her to participate. Meanwhile, other parents and kids are looking at my daughter and I as if we just need to stay home.

I am so happy that there is finally a place like Morgan's Wonderland that is there for my daughter and other special needs children.

Finish reading about Morgan's Wonderland here

School Helps 15-year-old Get Free Abortion | Socyberty

School Helps 15-year-old Get Free Abortion | Socyberty

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Government Takes Control of Student Loans Under Reconciliation Bill

Government Takes Control of Student Loans Under Reconciliation Bill

The Senate began debating the reconciliation (fix it) package on March 23, 2010 and are expected to vote on it later in the week. One proposal in the reconciliation package worth mentioning is a massive overhaul to the student loan programs.

Read about it here

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Food Shows That You Must See

Gone are the days of boring cooking shows. Try some fun road trips to find local flavors, big eating competitions, bizarre international foods, and humorous scientific cooking!

Find out about Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, Andrew Zimmern, and Adam Richman's shows here.

Food Shows That You Must See | Quazen

Food Shows That You Must See | Quazen

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Lemon Couscous

This is a quick and easy side dish that is full of flavor, but will not overpower the entree.


1 tbsp grated lemon rind
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp butter
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup chicken broth
2/3 cup uncooked couscous
2 tbsp toasted and chopped pecans
2 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tbsp finely diced red bell pepper
2 mint sprigs
2 lemon slices


1. Combine first five ingredients and bell pepper in a saucepan.
2. Bring to a boil over medium heat and add couscous; stirring well.
3. Cover and remove from heat.
4. Let stand 10 minutes.
5. Stir in pecans and parsley.
6. Garnish with mint sprig and a lemon slice.

If you like this recipe, then check out some more here:

Shamrock Parfaits

Fresh Herb and Heirloom Tomato Crostini

Crunchy Edamame Slaw

Shrimp Burgers with Spicy and Sweet Tartar Sauce

Eight Immediate Benefits of The Health Care Reform Bill and They are Paid for

Eight Immediate Benefits of The Health Care Reform Bill and They are Paid for

The Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans Act (H.R. 3590), better known to the public as the health care reform bill, passed in the House of Representatives on March 21, 2010.

There are certain benefits that will come into affect just six months after the President signs the bill. I have seen a lot of questions online about what they are, how they are paid for, and what it means for their own families.

Here is a list of the immediate benefits and how health care reform will be paid for:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Health Care May Pass on Sunday March 21st, 2010, But 37 States Say Not So Fast!

Health Care May Pass on Sunday March 21st, 2010, But 37 States Say Not So Fast!

Idaho’s Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is at the forefront of a possible state v. federal government smack down. Gov. Otter is the first governor to sign a measure that will require his attorney general to sue the federal government if Congress passes health care reform which mandates citizens must purchase insurance. Virginia followed suit and 37 more states have similar measures pending.

Continue Reading here

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Guide To Losing A Job and Finding A Job

With so many people looking for such few available jobs, no one should be ashamed if they are having trouble navigating the employment labyrinth. This article will cover two parts: losing a job and finding a job.
Losing A Job

The Warning Signs:

The words “layoff” and “fired” generally send an employee into rage. So companies are becoming a little more stealth with their terming. By the time you hear this warning language around the water cooler it may be too late, but at least you will know that repositioning doesn’t mean you might be getting a raise and new office.

Smart sizing
Right sizing
Restructuring plan/ programming
Planned staffing reduction
Head-count reduction
Reduction of force
Global alignment/reduction of workforce
Aligning operations and resources

To finish reading about job loss and read the tips on getting a job: The Guide to Losing a Job and Finding a Job
Of course, mistakes happen; that sad fact is just part of life. A writer can attest that it doesn’t matter how many times something is proofread….sometimes mistakes still get published. However, there are some simple steps that one can take to proofread their life and cut down on everyday mistakes.

Think Smaller

Over 7,000 people die in the U.S. each year as a result of medication errors. Many of these errors are due to the doctor having sloppy handwriting that a pharmacy or nurse misreads. Handwriting may seem like a small thing, but in this case it is the difference between life or death. So, think about the small things in your life. Sometimes they add up to create big mistakes. For example, keeping your checkbook perfectly balanced. Three five dollar debits may sound like a small amount to go over your balance, but add the $30 to $40 dollar charge to each of them and 15 bucks just turned into over a hundred dollars.

To read the other 7 tips - Top Eight Tips to Mistake Proof Your Life